Buy-From Britain champions small, independent businesses, supporting makers, creators and producers in the UK.
We have been working with Shrewsbury Shopping Centres (Darwin and Pride Hill) since October 2018. Our remit is to enable short term and popup leases for local independent businesses, supported by our team, to thrive and enjoy a retail opportunity that would have previously been financially prohibitive to them. We are also engaging the community to use mall spaces and vacant units in such a way so as to create theatre, local engagement and reinvent the use of space to improve footfall.
Take a look at some of our success stories:
POP-IN SHOP, PRIDE HILL SHOPPING CENTRE (with Marches Growth Hub)
“The Marches Growth Hub Shropshire approached Buy-From to work in collaboration on a pilot initiative which offered new and existing small independent businesses the opportunity to showcase their products at a FREE retail event in Shrewsbury town centre. The result was that feedback from participants highlighted that the support received from Buy-From during the course of the pilot initiative was excellent. Buy From’s expertise in digital marketing, pricing, point of sale, and setting up artisan food and craft expos was invaluable in the delivery of this initiative. Our experience of working with Buy From was extremely positive. I would not hesitate in recommending them to you to support the delivery of your project".
TWO FOR JOY GALLERY, DARWIN CENTRE
“To be honest, it was a real spur-of-the-moment decision” said Jenny. “I hadn’t planned on relocating or expanding my business for some time yet but when I came across this unit, I decided it was too good to miss. It’s a big step, but so many of my customers travel from all over Shropshire looking for beautiful yet affordable handmade items, that it made sense to bring them here. It’s about making beautiful things accessible without compromising on choice or quality. Two for Joy’s ethos has always been to discover hidden talent and to showcase the best of what’s on offer from emerging and established artists across the UK. I love seeking out new designer-makers or picking up on the latest trends to commission exclusive ranges which have not been seen before.”